Canon imageFORMULA P-150 Portable Scanner 4081B007AA

Canon imageFORMULA P-150 Portable Scanner 4081B007AA

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    • CANON P-215 MKII HIGH SPEED PORTABLE DOCUMENT SCANNER, ID CARD SCANNING SLOT

    • $399.00
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  • 4 / 5
    • The good:
      Compact, Duplex Printing, Good Speed
    • The bad:
      A Bit Pricey, Resolution Is Not Adequate For Photo Scan
    The Canon imageFORMULA P-150 Portable Scanner 4081B007AA also known as Scan-tini, was designed for professionals to improve their personal efficiency and individual productivity in offices and in transit. From the Small Office / Home Office (SOHO) user, to the occasional traveler, to the employee who frequently travels, the P-150 scanner offers advanced features to meet the document capture needs of stationary users and "road warriors." The P-150 scanner is Canon's first entry into the Personal scanner market, as well as the first USB powered professional grade document scanner capable of operating using a single USB cable connected to a PC, and users can just "Plug-and-Scan" due to the embedded Canon CaptureOnTouch Lite software. Also, the P-150 scanner has been designed with Canon's initiative to take an environmentally and people-conscious approach to product design and life cycle. This scanner meets ENERGY STAR® Program guidelines for energy efficiency and also complies with the RoHS and WEEE directives for reduction of hazardous substances and waste products. The Canon imageFormula P-150 is a highly compact scanner which can be folded into a stylish-looking black box. Measuring only 11 x 3.7 x 1.6-inches, weighing just a little over 2 lbs, and requiring only a USB connection for power, the P-150 is thin enough to slip in your laptop bag or rucksack. Power and connectivity are supplied by dual usb-ports. It can run off a single port – just slower – two ports are ideal. An AC adapter can also remove your dependence on the dual port situation, but the adapter costs extra. The P-150 will scan documents in width from as little as 2-inches (business cards) to 8.5-inches, and 2.7-inches up to 14-inches in length. This means legal paper size is supported. The Canon imageFORMULA P-150 is primarily a document scanner, with a maximum resolution of 600 dpi (both vertical and horizontal). While this is more than enough for normal documents with simple images, it’s not quite adequate for a detailed high-resolution photo scan. Scan times are quick, resolution is sharp and the automatic document feeder had very little trouble in alignment with various paper stocks. This is important, especially in a professional environment, when speed is critical and you don’t want the signatory page of your contract feeding on an angle and getting mangled by the rollers. The scanner boasts duplex scanning: scanning the front and reverse sides of a page at once (and it’s smart enough to ignore a side if it’s blank). With a relatively high speed of 15 B&W or 10 color pages per minute, the Canon scanner P-150 is definitely no slouch when it comes to scanning many documents quickly. In addition, you don’t even need to install any software or drivers, you can literally just plug and play the scanner. Simply feed in the paper, push a button, and save. Another great feature of the Canon imageFORMULA P-150 scanner is that it is almost completely silent. No strange whirring noises as the paper are fed, unlike several other portable scanners on the market today. Overall, the Canon imageFORMULA P-150 Portable Scanner 4081B007AA is lightweight, easy to use and demands no more power than a laptop can provide. Although it's too slow and expensive to replace a desktop sheet-fed scanner, this is great choice if you need to scan and file business documents on the move.